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Hyundai Tucson Plug-in: in the moose test it does without ESC Hyundai Tucson Plug-in: in the moose test it does without ESC

The Hyundai Tucson Plug-in also outperforms its Kia twin in the moose test, passes on safety, provided the driver performs the correct maneuvers

3 March 2023 – 11:00

THE moose trial of Hyundai Tucson Plug-in is the example of how a perfect suspension setup in synergy with the building, requires the minimal ESC intervention. Despite the generous weight of the Tucson Plug-in (+400kg compared to ICE), the intervention of the ESC influences the driver’s maneuvers as little as possible. This look has advantages and disadvantages as the Spanish colleagues explain. The test reveals how fast a car throws the driver into trouble in the world’s most famous obstacle-avoidance manoeuvre. Here is the results of test Hyundai Tucson Plug-in 2023 in the video belowcreated by the Spanish magazine Km77, specializing in tests and road tests.


THE moose trial (Or moose test) is based on the ISO 3888-2 standard. In practice, the test driver driving the test car drives up to a constant test speed. When it comes to a point marked by cones swerves suddenly to avoid an obstacle, which could be another car or a wild animal. Before steering, the driver lifts his foot off the accelerator and the evasive maneuver is carried out solely using the steering wheel and with no other command than the intervention of the ESC. The piloting takes place in two phases:

  • obstacle avoidance, carried out at an increasingly high speed in the different tests. This is to check how well the steering wheel, suspension, chassis and tires provide manageable control even in the face of an unexpected obstacle;
  • return to the initial trajectory(a 3 meter wide cone lane) without requiring excessive wheel corrections and without knocking over any cones. They can occur in the event of oversteer (tendency to spin) or understeer (the front wheels slip sideways and the car widens its trajectory), two behaviors of a car having reached its limits of stability;

In addition to the moose test, the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in 2023 was also tested in the slalom between the cones at an average speed of 70 km/h. In this test, the tendency to roll (the car leans to the side) is exaggerated to bring the grip of the tires to the limit. Here’s how the two went down evidence of Hyundai Tucson PHEV 2023 in the video below.


THE 2023 Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Review with summer tires Michelin Primacy 4 235/50 R19 is characterized, as expected, byquasi-absent intervention from the CES. As happens in many moose tests, the effectiveness of the ESC depends on various factors, including the type of tires (summer, all season, brand, size), the weight of the car, the configuration of the suspension and finally the calibration of the ESC. When the ESC intervenes excessively, it also tends to influence the trajectory that the driver sets with the steering wheel in the last, most difficult maneuver, i.e. the return to the lane after having avoided the obstacle. On the positive side, the final speed of the car will be much lower (around 20 km/h) than if there is little or no intervention (47 km/h for the Tucson). This means that the driver, in addition to managing the steering of the car, must also be ready to brake decisively if necessary. In the case of The result of the 74 km/h Hyundai Tucson Plug-in is considered very good due to its weight (1900 kg) and its steering precision, even superior to its twin Kia Sportage, according to the magazine. There are no unexpected reactions which embarrasses the driver as long as the driver does things right.


“There Hyundai Tucson Plug-in easily adapts to changes in direction without the rear trying to overtake the front. There are no jerks or strange behavior, except when I braked at the end of the cones to turn around: The car did not brake suddenly”. “The feeling was the same as when you brake on a slippery surface and ABS intervenes”.

Source : Sicur Auto


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